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The three largest ancestries in Cabramatta West in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese and English.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Cabramatta West regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Cabramatta West's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Cabramatta West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,77238.119.92,23933.016.6+533
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,35918.713.61,26218.613.3+97
English
5888.18.25227.78.4+67
Khmer (Cambodian)
5737.94.34706.93.7+103
Australian
5357.49.25518.19.8-16
Italian
2813.96.03355.06.8-54
Samoan
1832.51.3691.00.9+115
Serbian
1782.52.22423.62.5-64
Lebanese
1291.83.11181.72.9+11
Lao
1231.71.2741.11.2+49
Irish
1001.41.81121.71.9-12
Scottish
931.31.4470.71.4+47
Croatian
841.21.8651.02.1+19
Iraqi
791.13.9130.22.7+66
Assyrian/Chaldean
680.910.0630.97.8+5
Tongan
670.90.7661.00.5+1
Thai
650.90.6230.30.4+42
German
570.81.0651.01.0-8
Maori
450.60.4180.30.5+27
Maltese
340.51.4240.41.7+10
Filipino
340.51.6500.71.6-16
Chilean
310.40.9430.61.0-12
Russian
300.40.5290.40.5+1
Arab not further described
290.41.1190.30.9+11
Inadequately Described
270.40.560.10.3+21
Greek
250.30.8170.30.9+8
Indian
240.31.0160.20.9+8
Spanish
240.31.5470.71.6-23
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
210.30.170.10.1+14
Polish
210.30.6340.50.7-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cabramatta West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4135.75.55868.77.4-173

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Samoan, Fairfield City: 1.3% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Lao, Fairfield City: 1.2% Vietnamese, Cabramatta West: 38.1% Chinese, Cabramatta West: 18.7% English, Cabramatta West: 8.1% Khmer (Cambodian), Cabramatta West: 7.9% Australian, Cabramatta West: 7.4% Italian, Cabramatta West: 3.9% Samoan, Cabramatta West: 2.5% Serbian, Cabramatta West: 2.5% Lebanese, Cabramatta West: 1.8% Lao, Cabramatta West: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Vietnamese, Cabramatta West: +533 Chinese, Cabramatta West: +97 English, Cabramatta West: +67 Khmer (Cambodian), Cabramatta West: +103 Australian, Cabramatta West: -16 Italian, Cabramatta West: -54 Samoan, Cabramatta West: +115 Serbian, Cabramatta West: -64 Lebanese, Cabramatta West: +11 Lao, Cabramatta West: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Cabramatta West in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,772 people or 38.1%)
  • Chinese (1,359 people or 18.7%)
  • English (588 people or 8.1%)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (573 people or 7.9%)
  • Australian (535 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,827 responses in total, or 80.18% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Cabramatta West and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (38.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.7% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Khmer (Cambodian) ancestry (7.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (0.9% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Vietnamese (+533 persons)
  • Samoan (+115 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+103 persons)
  • Chinese (+97 persons)

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